There was tons of food at the party. Melissa wanted to get Indian food, so I ordered enough for 15 people. More like 1500 people. We have enough leftovers to eat for a week.
The cake was delicious. Chocolate cake. Chocolate frosting. Raspberry filling. The birthday girl was happy!
My mom and step dad rode 3 hours from Vermont to attend the event. It was great to see them. Mom spent a few minutes fixing up Cactus Jack. He was in desperate need of a new pot and some TLC. I’m hoping he’ll be all better and like new in a week or two.
Fast forward to tonight. Sunday evening. Back to work tomorrow. BOOOOOOOO! Going to try to lessen the blow with this Harviestoun Old Engine Oil.
Smells roasty (roasted malts that is). Relatively little head on the pour. Makes sense, as the bottle says the beer should be “viscous”.
Despite having this thing warm up for the last 20-30 minutes, I still feel like it needs to warm up more. Still relatively cold. Bitter in taste. The roasted flavors are prominent.
Chocolate and toffee are the other flavors I pick up on.
I’ll be honest and say that this Engine Oil isn’t hitting the spot tonight. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good beer. I’ve heard a bunch of hype about this one and I don’t recall seeing a bad review.
It totally isn’t what I was looking for this evening (although I’m not sure what I was looking for).
How much do you think mood can effect a beer review?